The reasons are the same in both Tibet and Xinjiang: China wants to control the two regions.
DeVos has led the Department of Education to change Title IX in order to loosen efforts to protect children from abuse and to increase protections for the abusers.
My student is atoning for what his grandfather did. Where is our responsibility for four centuries of slavery, racism, lynchings, and inequity in education, poverty, health, housing, and every single aspect of life?
Stand up for and with LGBTQ people in your neighborhood, your workplace, your school, and your faith community. Their lives just might depend on it.
We must also protect the most vulnerable among us: the prisoners, the homeless, those at risk of assault, and those with the fewest resources.
I see people being careless, not listening to Dr. Michael Osterholm and others about what we must do to protect ourselves – and to protect those at gravest risk.
Nearly 250,000 children in the United States were married between the years 2000 and 2010. That number includes an estimated 2,500 children in Minnesota.
The answers are complicated. First, global leaders must unite against all forms of hate directed at people based on their identity.
The excellent new film “The Report” reminds us of the United States’ use of torture in the aftermath of 9/11.
The neo-Nazi movement’s online recruitment and propaganda techniques employ hate music, videos, podcasts, and even political campaigning.
The second-class status of Native Americans reaches beyond the history of forced sterilizations. For decades, Native women have been sex-trafficked, abused, and disappeared at rates far higher than women of any other group in the United States.
The legacy of African-American slavery and genocide is inarguable. We must acknowledge this crime, which would be the first step toward justice.
We know the outcome of Nazi high-tech during the Holocaust. It is time to respond to China’s high-tech persecution of the Uyghurs.
A bill in the Minnesota Legislature this session will create a task force to examine the systemic nature of this problem in Minnesota and recommend steps for prevention.
The U.S. government is taking deplorable action that will reduce women’s willingness to come forward and will increase men’s impunity for sexual crimes against women.
Our future is uncertain. It demands a realistic assessment of our role in the world and what that means for us at home.
Today there is a link between two atrocities that happened in the very same place yet are separated across a century of time.
We see the warning signs, and these signs are all too clear for the Rohingya in Burma – ethnic cleansing leading to genocide. Urge our elected officials to protect them.
Slogans having to do with Jews and ovens – I simply cannot believe that this is happening in my lifetime, in my country, from fellow Americans.
Hate’s legacy has deep tentacles that we often cannot foresee, tentacles that reach across time and place and turn hate into murder.